SHILLONG, Sept 07: At least three khasi villagers were injured while their vehicle and agricultural produced were totally damaged when a group of Karbi settlers assaulted them at Khanduli â€“ a village along the disputed inter-state border in Block-I.
The incident took place at around 3.30 pm on Friday evening when a group of four Karbi settlers who came in a White Maruti Car started chasing a Tata Mobile pick-up carrying ginger from Umpaweng to Zero point at Khanduli.
After stopping the pick-up vehicle, the four assaulted the three Khasi villagers who managed to escape and left the Tata Mobile pick-up out of fear, a source from the village told the Meghalaya Times over phone here.
The injured included the driver Lam Langchiang and his two helpers â€“ Kor Ksiar and Ham Chyrmang from Khanduli.
After escaping the clutches of the assaulters, the trio rushed to the village to inform about the incident. So the villagers went along with them to the place of occurrence only to find that their vehicle and agriculture produce were totally damaged and destroyed by the miscreants.
Taking cognizance on the matter, the Hynniewtrep National Peopleâ€™s Front (HNPF) has expressed deep concern over the disrespect of the Karbi settlers on the agreement made during the meeting of the Peace Committee convened by the Joint Action Border Committee â€“ Jaintia and Karbi (JABC-JK).
â€œThis is disrespecting the agreement made at the Peace Committee meeting to maintain status-quo,â€ HNPF president Lone K Laloo said.
He said, â€œWe have informed the matter to the committee and it had agreed to look into the matterâ€.
Also, the Peace Committee will convene a meeting between the Khasi villagers and Karbi settlers on September 14 for resolving the indifferences, the president informed.